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A seminar series for businesses who want to expand their export operations

The decision to export your product or service from New Zealand can be both exciting and overwhelming. Exciting because it represents an opportunity to expand your business and conquer larger, more lucrative overseas markets; overwhelming because there are so many things to consider and deal with before you take the leap.

When is the right time to start exporting? What is the best go-to market strategy? How do you compete with a limited budget? Who should you partner with?

To learn the answers to these questions and more, join New Zealand’s largest privately owned, award-winning intellectual property specialists James & Wells at a nationwide seminar series for growing businesses who want to successfully expand their export operations. They will team up with successful exporters and industry specialists to answer your questions and provide practical advice on how to get export-ready.

James & Wells Founder and seminar series panelist Ceri Wells says “Preparation is vital and the more time you invest in developing your export strategy upfront, the higher the probability of success. All too often we hear of New Zealand companies that have launched into international markets only to discover the hard and expensive way that they weren’t sufficiently prepared. At best, this might cost your business valuable time, money and resource; at worst it could cost you your business.”  If you’re interested to hear how some of New Zealand’s leading Kiwi exporters have navigated their way to a global stage, join us at one of our upcoming seminars.

With support from regional hubs including Christchurch Chamber of Commerce, Export New Zealand Bay of Plenty and Waikato Innovation Park, the series has secured speakers from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, The Icehouse, Katabolt, Vend, Rockit Global Limited, Invert Robotics and Ohmio. The event will be MC’d by Penelope Barr-Sellers.

Seminar dates and locations:

  • Hamilton: Wednesday 5 June 2019, Waikato Innovation Park, 2 Melody Lane, Ruakura Ln
  • Tauranga: Thursday 6 June 2019, Trinity Wharf Hotel, 51 Dive Crescent,
  • Christchurch: Tuesday 18 June 2019, Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce, 57 Kilmore St
  • Auckland: Wednesday 19 June 2019, The Common, 1 Faraday Street, Level 1, Suites 5, 6 & 7, Parnell

To register visit:

Hamilton | TaurangaAucklandChristchurch

Regional speakers:

  • Ceri Wells – James & Wells
  • Gus Hazel – James & Wells
  • Lowry Gladwell – Vend
  • Austin Mortimer – Rockit
  • James Robertson – Invert Robotics
  • Mahmood Hikmet – Ohmio
  • Andy Hamilton – The Icehouse
  • Paul Vaughan – New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
  • Lionel Crawley – New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
  • Lyle Johnson – New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
  • Estelle Carmichael – New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
  • Chris Boys – Katabolt
  • MC- Penelope Barr Sellers